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Climate Change Means Fewer Waves for Australia

Those who flock to Australia to catch some waves may want to consider a new spot. The increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will reduce the number of ocean waves more than 4 meters tall in eastern Australia, according to research published yesterday in Nature Climate Change. Large ocean waves are chiefly caused by strong winds associated with particular storm conditions, but as emissions rise, temperature is affected—leading to fewer storms and waves. ABC Science reports that an estimated 40% fewer storm waves are expected between 2070 and 2100.

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